1. Projects are created when a supplier provides data on carbon removal
Before Nori can create Regenerative Tonnes, Suppliers must first register their carbon removal project with Nori by reporting any new (or planned) carbon removal practices they’ve undertaken, with enough data to establish an accurate project baseline.
In the case of the U.S. Croplands Methodology, for example, farmers provide their historical land management and crop data for 30 years. To increase the likelihood of carbon storage, suppliers commit to annually reporting carbon removal data for at least ten years.
2. An independent 3rd party estimates carbon removal
Once project data is completely entered, a third-party carbon quantification tool estimates the carbon removal amount. In Nori’s U.S. Croplands Methodology, our partner Soil Metrics estimates the impact of a farmer’s regenerative practices on carbon removal and sequestration. Nori is not involved in generating a project’s carbon removal baselines and estimates to avoid conflict of interest.